Most Difficult Subgenres of Metal to Get in To


The Top Ten

1 Grindcore

I forgot to mention that in grindcore are typical the so called "micro songs" - songs that are under 30 seconds long. If you are a metalhead, you know that metal songs tend to be lengthy and this is another proof that grindcore is a punk subgenre and not a metal subgenre. I really don't know why it is considered metal by many. - Metal_Treasure

Because of the short songs or the chaotic instrumentation? - Metalhead1997

It's difficult but don't worry if you are a metalhead - this subgenre has more punk than metal in it. Look at the ingredients: "grindcore is an extreme genre that draws inspiration from some of the most abrasive-sounding genres - including hardcore punk, thrash metal, crust punk, industrial and noise rock." (wiki)
The only metal element is thrash metal but thrash is already a mix of metal and hardcore punk so... metal presence is little-to-absent. - Metal_Treasure

2 Power Metal

Helloween, Civil War, Manowar, Sabaton, come on guys! - Metalhead1997

I don't get why metalheads hate this genre so much. What's wrong with it? Why so much animosity towards it?

How the heck is this number 1?

This is actually really easy to get into (especially for non-metalheads).

3 Drone Metal

Yeah, it's too slow and different from the most metal subgenres. Metal fans usually like fast tempos but drone metal is not. - Metal_Treasure

BORING as hell. - Metalhead1997

4 Post Metal

What even is this? - EliHbk

Like Krallice? - Metalhead1997

5 Black Metal

Well, if you wanna get into it..I'd suggest trying 1st wave black metal rather than 2nd, because 2nd would be more complex to the listener. - Ananya

Yes, getting into black metal is pretty difficult. I tried my first black metal songs of Burzum. I liked few songs of their's. But the song that I liked most was War. Mainly because of the guitar riff. But the guitar riff isn't pure black metal guitar riff. - zxm

6 Folk Metal Folk Metal Folk metal is a fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s.

Kids, new fans and beginners actually get easy into it because it's mostly funny and not very heavy. What folk metal bands do? - they do metal covers of folk songs. These are still folk songs (just metalized and modernized) and not true metal songs. - Metal_Treasure

7 Industrial Metal

Fortunately, there's no need to get into this because it's not metal for the most part. - Metal_Treasure

8 Metalcore

Again, don't worry - most of the metalcore bands don't have pages on Encyclopaedia Metallum, i.e. they aren't metal. Metalcore is supposed to be a mix of extreme metal and hardcore punk but most of these bands include too much pop and pop/melodic punk. The result is cheesy as hell but is spiced with some growls for camouflage which makes things even worse. - Metal_Treasure

9 Sludge Metal
10 Death Metal

Probably because of the growls but don't worry, there's a whole fleet of great death metal bands out there. - Metalhead1997

The Contenders

11 Stoner Metal

I love how most of the subgenres on the original remix are borderline metal or not metal, except Black Metal and Power metal. Yes, if you're a metalhead it's hard to get into something with insufficient metal.
Stoner Metal is a legit metal subgenre but its status in the metal family is problematic because it doesn't have most of the typical metal characteristics, and is too bluesy and psychedelic. For this reason some stoner metal bands started playing other metal subgenres. - Metal_Treasure

12 Nu Metal

How this was not on the list I'll never know.

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